NETGEAR is releasing a new version of its ReadyNAS operating system for its ReadyNAS family of desktop and rack-mount NAS devices.
ReadyNAS OS 6.2 offers improvements in data protection, backup, sync, and cloud-based usability. By guarding against bitrot media degradation as well as malware, its five levels of defense now offer file and photo protection.
This new capability is added to existing safeguards such as automatic RAID protection against disk failure, point-in-time recovery with exclusive snapshot technology, free real-time antivirus software, and offsite replication to the cloud or a second ReadyNAS.
The ReadyNAS OS ensures files can be automatically backed up from Windows or Mac devices, and it makes ReadyNAS the first Network Attached Storage device to offer people the ability to select any folder on the NAS as a sync folder to PCs. It offers Apple Time Machine backup support for Macs and the ability to create a private virtual target for each user.
With the new ReadyNAS OS, sharing content has never been easier, or safer, as NETGEAR has streamlined the cloud-based setup experience. The NAS offers a 100% cloud-based setup without requiring a client download. Through NETGEAR ReadyCLOUD, customers are now able to enjoy the same single, unified web interface when accessing ReadyNAS from either home or away, with full data management capabilities from any web-connected device.
Additional usability features include easy drive installation and hot swap, one-click file sharing via a web link, and disk spin-down for energy savings. Dropbox-like capabilities and the Google Drive-style accessibility of the ReadyNAS OS creates a secure, private cloud experience that is better than any other NAS on the market — and without an ongoing subscription fee.